Tension started mounting last week after Muslims accused three Christian youths of burning a copy of the Koran. They denied the allegations, but clerics called for their death.

via Eight Christians burnt to death in Pakistan after Koran is ‘defiled’ – Times Online.

For comparison sake, when is the last time you heard a local Christian minister call for the death of some in the U.S. for allegedly burning a few Bibles?  Or how about calls for death to the artists who blaspheme and demean the name of God through their art?  (I chose not to link to any sites, but you could easily search news for “controversial Christian art” and find plenty of examples.)

Another telling excerpt from the article:

The mob opened fire indiscriminately, threw petrol bombs and looted houses as thousands of frightened Christians ran for safety. “They were shouting anti-Christian slogans and attacked our houses,” Rafiq Masih, a resident of the predominantly Christian colony, said. Residents said that police stood aside while the mob went on the rampage. “We kept begging for protection, but police did not take action,” Mr Masih said.

Here in America the President of the United States vilifies policemen for doing their jobs and in Pakistan the Police can’t be bothered to do theirs.

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